USAID’s Competitiveness Project established The Innovation Center in April 2010 to assist innovators and innovative companies adopt innovations, create new products or services, or commercialize existing innovations. The Center is developing a pool of advisors, service providers and resources within and outside Macedonia that can assist entrepreneurial business ventures be successful. The Center will coach and guide entrepreneurs through every step it takes to realize business success from an innovation, linking innovators to specific knowledge, technology and financial resources needed.
The American people, through USAID, have invested nearly $500 million in Macedonia since 1993. USAID is implementing projects that increase investment, create jobs, reduce corruption and improve the quality of education in Macedonia. These initiatives support Macedonia’s transition to a stable democracy and its successful integration into the European Union. USAID provides economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries.